Cal Baptist hires former All-American as assistant coach

A former NCAA champion and member of the U.S. Men’s National Team is joining the Cal Baptist coaching staff.

The Cal Baptist athletics department recently announced that it hired Andy Hein to be an assistant coach for the upcoming season.

Hein spent seven years playing for the United States, including being on the U.S. roster for the FIVB World League in 2009 and 2010. In addition, the middle attacker played professionally for eight years with teams in Romania, Puerto Rico, Greece, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, France and Austria.


Along with his professional career, Hein was a two-time All-American at Pepperdine and helped lead the Waves in 2005 to the program’s most recent NCAA championship. He also had a nation-best .516 attack percentage during his senior season.

Hein arrives to Cal Baptist after spending the summer as a coach at both Gold Medal Squared and USA Volleyball High Performance camps.

Cal Baptist is entering its first season under head coach Derek Schmitt. The former Cal Baptist assistant coach and Erskine head coach replaces Wes Schneider, who resigned following the Lancers finishing last season in 11th place in the MPSF.

Despite missing the 2015 postseason, Cal Baptist returns a majority of its starters, including freshman all-conference setter Zachary Melcher.